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WCRB Extras: A 1983 Doomsday Record through the Nation's Eyes.

File 01 -- Königreich Preußen/Kingdom of Prussia - Gilbert Beilschmidt

"Somewhere in the middle of Europe lives a kingdom that, if not for its people’s persistence and a stroke of luck, shouldn’t exist. From Berlin, they’ve made for themselves a beacon for the German Wastes. But their heritage goes back a long time, from the tribes of Vati Germania to the kings of House Hohenzollern and a unified country made possible by Prussian glory. Sure, while it was tainted by the humiliating defeat of the Great War and a dictator’s screwed up ramblings of a Thousand Year Reich, they still held firm. So did mein bruder and I.

Then World War II ended. In the interests of peace, we were torn apart into East and West. And for my trouble, I was brought to heel by Ivan and his Soviet comrades, my name forcibly changed to reflect their new workers’ paradise. Those good-for-nothings even had a barrier set up right through the place. The “Berlin Wall” as they called it was meant to keep my people in as much as it was to symbolize their much-beloved Iron Curtain. I remember those times too well –  and as much as it irritates me, it couldn’t be helped.

But when at long last those two big shots finally decided to finish their showdown back in ‘83, the whole freaking planet seemed to go up in smoke. Even now I could still picture the suffering, whether from the blasts, radiation or bands of soldiers with nothing left to lose – but somehow, Berlin was spared from the worst of Doomsday, as were the surrounding places. Some think that the bombs meant for me malfunctioned, or that neither side wanted to blow up their own. Like that matters. Regardless, the survivors were quick to give whatever remained of their oppressors what they thought of their Wall.

Alongside the remaining Hohenzollerns, I was there to see my people fight to regain the freedom denied them for so long. Yet even as order slowly returned, as they tore down the last flag of the so-called DDR, I knew – I sensed that these weren’t enough. Like their grandparents before them, they longed be on top of the world again. Their country, yours truly, rekinded as a Fatherland worthy of power. Of course, it took time and much effort to rise back up. Fortunately for them and for me, it all paid off. I suppose after all these years, we’re still in God’s good side.

Prussians take pride in their resilience just as much as their ingenuity and valor. Once more, the flag of the Black Eagle flies proudly over the Reichstag. The streets of Berlin are livelier than ever, its monuments and museums showcasing the best us Germans have to offer.  And with each passing year, more of my homeland is freed and rebuilt from the ashes. In fact, my King had taken on the task of fixing old wrongs, especially with reclaiming Pomerania in my name. So what then if those Polen keep objecting me or my people’s right? So long as they respect us, they have nothing to fear.

There’s one other thing. What helps the Kingdom of Prussia stand out in the Wastes, to friend and foe, is the Iron Cross. What better way to show that the DDR is no more than bring back the very things those fools hated? A badge I wear both in memory of the past and to celebrate my people’s awesome future in this weird, new world. Not bad for someone who shouldn’t even be here.

If Vati and West could see me now."
Here's something a bit different for a change, and for the Doomsday-verse AU to boot. After going through one too many Game of Thrones video lore (like this: [link] ), I got a bit inspired to work on something akin to that, showing how the Nations' intro profiles and map-files would be like if they did it themselves. And this is the result.

This one, focusing on Prussia ( [link] ), is the first of a planned series of "AU extras" that would eventually lead to versions for the Alpines (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria) and possibly Hungary's "children (Sopron, Partium).

As an added touch, there are some nods to the 1983: Doomsday source material, Prussia's characterizations in Hetalia and some history involving his past as the Teutonic Knights and part of the German Empire.

Hope you enjoy!

*UPDATE* Made a few additions in the last minute!

Preview image courtesy of :iconrosel-d:

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And just to play it safe, this is a work of fiction. I neither own Axis Powers Hetalia nor 1983: Doomsday, which belong to their respective owners.

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As for some trivia:

DDR is short for Deutsche Demokratische Republik, also known as East Germany back during the Cold War. Coincidentally, it "took the place" of Prussia at the end of the Second World War, thanks in no small part to the Soviets.

The Iron Curtain was the frontline between East and West during the Cold War, with the Berlin Wall a powerful symbol of that divide.

The WCRB is a reference to the "World Census and Reclamation Bureau" from the 1983: Doomsday source material ( [link] ). Originally an set up in 2004 by the ANZ Commonwealth (Australia-New Zealand), it's an international, neutral organization whose mission is to explore and document the post-Doomsday world, reconnecting survivors out in the wastes along the way. In the Doomsday-verse, this extends to keeping tabs on certain "confidential" records.

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Kingdom of Prussia Map-File: [link]

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File 02 - Alpine Confederation-Switzerland: [link]
File 03 - Alpine Confederation-Liechtenstein: [link]
File 04 - Alpine Confederation-Austria: [link]
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating, I love it :clap:
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Does it seem in-character? ^^
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say so given what I know of Prussia, you can see traces of his pride and arrogance in what's the profile says and both are strong traits of his
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I also wanted to give hints that there's something behind Prussia's ego. ;)
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kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
LOVED it!!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Glad you do! :XD:
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kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
*is glad you're glad* :)


I can't wait to read more form you! :D
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Just you wait! ^^
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kiramaru7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
YAY! *sits down with a cup of tea & waits*
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517NewCreation Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is fascinating! :D
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